Parpala Joins The Switch
to consume potentially 50 percent less energy during slow steaming. “The Switch is relatively new to marine, having entered the market around four years ago,” Parpala noted, “but its technology is tried, tested and industry proven. In the wind energy sector, we are a preferred supplier, providing permanent magnet generators and full-power converters to wind turbines worldwide, with an installed capacity in excess of 13 GW. We’re now looking to establish the same position, and deliver the same transformational benefits, with customers in marine. “The market
Bekkenes Steps Down from Palfinger President Post
Styrk Bekkenes, President of Palfinger Marine, has stepped down from his position. “With the strengths that lie within the company, both in terms of personnel and products, Palfinger Marine is very well positioned to be the preferred supplier of cranes, lifesaving equipment and winches for vessels and installations worldwide. I feel that the time is right for me to step down and seek new challenges,” said Bekkenes. Coming from the role of CEO of Harding Safety, Styrk has been the President of Palfinger Marine since January of this year. Prior to this he was part of a
Faststream Wins Chevron Recruitment Contract
Faststream awarded two year preferred supplier agreement for permanent recruitment services by Chevron Products UK Limited Maritime, offshore and oil and gas recruitment group Faststream has been awarded a two-year supplier agreement by Chevron Products UK Limited. The agreement will see Faststream supply permanent recruitment services to Chevron in the U.K. and Europe within four of its operating companies covering gas and midstream, downstream and chemicals, technology, products and services and corporate/business services. Faststream noted it has been a preferred supplier to
Superior Industries Appoints O’Hearn as Territory Manager
Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has hired Terry O’Hearn as its new conveyor components territory manager for the southcentral United States. O’Hearn will work with distributors in the region to market and sell conveyor components in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. Active in the industry since 1981, O’Hearn has 36 years of experience working with conveyor belting and components. Before starting at Superior, O’Hearn worked for Texas Bearing, helping the company open a new
Glander International Bunkering Promotes Dubai Management
Marine fuel and lubricant trading firm Glander International Bunkering has made three internal promotions in its Dubai office: former sales manager Morten Langthjem will take on a new role as managing director; Alex Margaritis, former team leader and senior bnker/lubricant trader, will take over Langthjem’s former position as sales manager; and Hernan Ortiz will be appointed to a newly created role as business development manager. “All three of the newly appointed candidates have played a critical role in guiding Glander International Bunkering DMCC through pivotal points in the
PREVCO Subsea Seeks Mechanical Ocean Engineer
boxes, underwater camera housings, underwater housings, subsea housings pressure relief valves and other subsea enclosures and accessories. The company is looking for candidates with the following minimum requirements: Mechanical Ocean Engineer (BA Required, minimum five years' experience preferred), as well as hands-on, independent engineer to specify, design, aid in assembly and test subsea housings. Expertise with Excel spreadsheets and macros is a plus. Responsibilities to include CAD mechanical design (Solidworks experience preferred); structural analysis, including FEA; addressing
Norbulk Shipping: 25 Years of Recruiting Seafarers
Norbulk Shipping is celebrating 25 years of training and recruiting seafarers from its management offices in Riga, Latvia. The crewing and training center run by Hanza Marine Management, a partner company to Norbulk Shipping, supplies 4,000 seafarers to 150 vessels and supplies a wide range of crewing recruitment and training services to its clients. This year, it is celebrating 25 years in business after the manning agency was set up in the early ’90s, shortly after Latvia regained independence. Peter Karlsen, Director of Norbulk Shipping, said, “We are really
HII to Open Family Health Center at Ingalls
wellbeing of our employees. We can’t succeed without them.” The health center will be operated by QuadMed, a third-party vendor. When it opens in 2015, services will be available to eligible employees and their dependents who are covered by the Anthem consumer-driven health plan or preferred-provider option plans. Following the Dec. 1 vote extending the collective bargaining agreement with Ingalls’ labor unions, all represented employees and their covered dependents will also have access to the new health center. The Huntington Ingalls Industries Family Health
Trumf Bunker Promotes Pedersen
Joachim Kjaeldgaard Pedersen has been promoted as Trumf 's Head of Trading, Europe & Americas. Pedersen has been with Trumf since 2009 and has shown strong commitment and willingness to lead and train the company’s bunker suppliers. This, combined with his knowledge of the business and of the market makes him the ideal candidate for this new position in Trumf Bunker. Effective from November 1, 2014, Joachim has thus taken over management of Team Europe & Americas which now comprises a total of four Bunker Suppliers.
Glander International Bunkering Hires Trader
Glander International Bunkering has welcomed Collin She to the Singapore office as Bunker and Lubricant Trader. She joins Glander International Bunkering with several years experience in the Bunkering industry, originally working as a physical supplier. She is familiar supplying throughout Malaysia, Indonesia and can speak English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Mandarin.
ASA Appoints Vaughn to Controller
ASA Electronics, an Elkhart, Indiana-based manufacturer and supplier of premium mobile audio and video equipment, has announced that Missy Vaughn has been promoted to company Controller. In her new position, Vaughn will oversee the Accounting Department and will be responsible for all financial statement preparation, reviewing and analyzing management reports, as well as supervising the day to day management of accounting functions. Before her promotion, Vaughn served as Assistant Controller. During this time, she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from Indiana University South
Wilson Joins Hutton's Aberdeen Team
Leading ship supplier The Hutton’s Group has strengthened its Aberdeen logistics team with the appointment of a new Branch Manager. Kirstene Wilson starts work today at the firm’s Sinclair Road depot, having completed a week’s induction training at Hutton’s head office in Hull. Wilson brings to her new role years of experience in both the retail, wholesale and logistics sectors, having worked previously for Makro and Strachan’s.
Bomin Hires Robdrup to Lead Global Sales
Global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil the Bomin Group has appointed of Henrik Robdrup as its new Director of Global Sales. Based at Bomin’s Head Office in Hamburg and working closely with the global management team, Robdrup will be responsible for integrating Bomin’s global sales strategy and related processes to support the company’s growth plans, and to further strengthen relationships with customers on a global basis, the company said. Robdrup joins Bomin with more than 25 years of experience in the global shipping industry, having worked
Scandinavian Bunkering Names Vinde Managing Director
Marine fuel supplier Scandinavian Bunkering A/S announced today that Erik Vinde has been appointed as Managing Director, effective from August 1. Vinde joined Scandinavian Bunkering in 2006, and prior to his promotion held the position of COO.
Pitcher Joins Videotel as Sales Director
Videotel, an international provider of e-Learning maritime training programs and a company of KVH Industries, Inc., has appointed Joe Pitcher as its sales director to lead business development efforts and liaise with Videotel’s global network of agents and sales offices. Previously, Pitcher was head of sales at V.Group Marine Services, providing a broad range of business support solutions to shipowners and shipmanagers as well as shipyards, oil and gas services and marine equipment suppliers. Prior to that position, he worked in sales roles in the commercial maritime travel sector.
Vestdavit Opens US Office
Facing “sustained positive trend in North American business levels” Bergen-based supplier of davits and other boat launching equipment Vestdavit said it is opening an office in Seattle. According to the company, direct representation will help it build on its existing strong regional reputation. Its davits are already widely used by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in the offshore oil industry among others. “The opening of the U.S. office is an important milestone in our strategic plan, where we aim
Laven Appointed as Regional Manager for Bomin
The Bomin Group, a leading global physical supplier and trader of marine fuel oil, has today appointed Andrew Laven as the new Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa. Laven has a wealth of experience in the bunkering industry, most recently as Vice President of BP Middle East. He joins Bomin during an important period, as the company expands and develops its operations in key territories, strengthening its global team in order to achieve its ambitious growth targets. Jan Christensen, Head of Global Bunkering, stated: “The Middle East and African markets are experienci